Conferences & Events


  • WEFTEC - September 30 - October 4, 2023

    McCormick Place
    Chicago, IL

    There is no better place than WEFTEC to meet water professionals from around the world and experience first-hand the best in water quality education, leading experts, the latest technology and trends, and proven solutions.

    The Water Research Foundation at WEFTEC


    • Visit the Water Research Foundation in the North Building of the Exhibit Hall at Booth #8733


    • W17 Energy Project Savings: Did it Turn Out Like You Thought?
      Sunday, October 1
      Available to our Subscribers at No Charge with promocode WRF17

      This workshop will present common issues with estimating projected savings and measuring actual energy savings using research conducted under a recent Water Research Foundation (WRF) project (WRF 5091). The WRF project compared forecasted versus actual energy savings of 30 water/wastewater energy projects and developed a standardized evaluation spreadsheet, which will be used by workshop participants in sample project evaluations to (1) document pre-project economic feasibility and (2) evaluate the project through postconstruction measurement and verification of energy performance.

    • WRF Research Being Presented on Monday
    • WRF Research Being Presented on Tuesday
    • WRF Research Being Presented on Wednesday
  • World Water-Tech North America - October 25-26

    Now in its 11th year, the World Water-Tech North America Summit returns to Los Angeles in 2023 to accelerate innovation, investment, and collaboration in the North American water ecosystem. Held on October 25-26, the summit will provide water leaders with a platform for high-level discussion, networking, and deal making.

    The world's water resources are under pressure due to decades of overuse, growing populations, and feast-or-famine precipitation patterns. North America’s water industry is uniquely positioned to lead the world in facing these issues head-on, by building solutions around efficiency, resilience, and conservation.

    Hosted in California – home to some of the most innovative utilities as well as the highest concentration of start-ups in the world – World Water-Tech North America assembles municipal and industrial leaders, regulators, engineering firms, tech pioneers, and investors to collaborate towards creating smarter, more agile water systems.

    An expert speaking faculty featuring water utility executives and the industry’s leading innovators will tackle the critical issues of 2023 and beyond:
    Decarbonizing Water: Building Planet-Friendly Water Systems
    One Water: Optimizing Resources through Cross-Sector Collaboration
    Circular Systems: Implementing Reuse and Recovery to Reduce Supply Strain
    Financing: Creating an Irresistible Value Proposition for Water Innovation
    Digitized Water: Future-Proofing Utilities with Data-Driven Solutions
    Water Quality: Monitoring and Eliminating Contaminants at Every Step
    Asset Management: Preventing, Detecting, and Repairing Loss Points
    Drought and Flood Management: Levelling Out the Precipitation Highs and Lows
    Agricultural Water: Feeding the World Without Leaving It Dry

    Join us in October for plenary discussions, start-up showcases, fireside chats and 1-to-1 networking. Whether joining in person or virtually, networking is made easy via our online platform where all delegates will be able to meet and collaborate to forge partnerships and develop ideas critical to move the water industry forward.

    WRF Subscribers receive 10% off the in-person early bird and full registration prices. Use code WATERRESEARCH10 when registering.

    Hybrid Summit Pass (In-Person and Virtual Access)
    Early Bird Price: $1,295 + VAT (expires September 7)
    Full Price: $1,695 + VAT

    Virtual-Only Pass
    Early Bird Price: $395 + VAT (expires September 7)
    Full Price: $495 + VAT


  • WateReuse Symposium - March 10-13, 2024

    Hilton Denver City Center
    Denver, CO

    The Annual WateReuse Symposium is the premier conference on water recycling — attracting water professionals and water reuse practitioners globally for knowledge-sharing, networking, and collaboration! The theme for the 2024 WateReuse Symposium is Removing Barriers, Elevating Opportunities. The event is planned in collaboration with The Water Research Foundation and will include engaging sessions on the latest reuse-related research projects.